Video: Pentagon’s Stiletto a technological marvel

 

It is 88 feet long, has four engines and can tear across the surface at 47 knots.

It sits low and sleek in the water, has a gray, menacing look, and is called the Stiletto. But the science-fiction craft the Pentagon showed off Tuesday at Gaylord National Convention Center, at National Harbor, isn’t designed to fire death rays.

Rather, it’s a “program to help accelerate the delivery of innovative maritime technologies,” the Defense Department says. Translation: It’s designed to help inventors test things.

It’s also itself a technological marvel and a pretty cool ride, as Washington Post videographers found.

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